The HD33 does well for sports and general HDTV viewing. Not only does it do a respectable job in 2D, but, I'd rather watch 3D on my screen, on the HD33, than the $12,000 JVC that came though here eariler this year. The difference - this HD33 is almost twice as bright, and it's lumens are needed.
Also of note, sports on Blu-ray 3D, look even better than what I'm getting from DirecTV. I've got FIFA soccer, and Ultimate Wave3D Tahiti, with some awesome surfing. One more time. A fine family room style projector, in both 2D and 3D. Just remember, you don't get any glasses with the projector. Those RF glasses will set you back $99 a pair at the time of first shipments.